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german chocolate pie

Math. It’s never been my favorite (in fact, I’m pretty sure I suffer from math anxiety). However, there is one mathematically-related holiday that has never disappointed me: pi day. (If you are a normal person who celebrates normal non-math-related-holidays, read more about “pi day” here. And start celebrating now.) This year to celebrate, I’m sharing

15 Mar 2014
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bomb-diggity bacon salsa

The other day I was watching the Food Network (shocker), and saw that my old friend Trisha Yearwood now has a cooking show (coincidentally, she also does Zumba). I already had an appreciation for Trisha, but this knowledge brought it to a whole new level. Turns out she’s a pretty accomplished cook too, and makes

11 Mar 2014
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best chocolate chip cookies ever

So, I know this post features a fairly lofty title, but these cookies turned out perfectly. I’ve been searching for a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I know will work – every time. And here it is. If you’re a person who doesn’t like chewy-in-the-middle, melt-in-your-mouth, pee-your-pants-a-little-because-you’re-so-happy cookies, then you probably won’t like these. The

01 Mar 2014
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wild mushroom bisque

One of my absolute favorite places to eat is Zupa’s – especially when I’m in the mood for soup. They have a wonderful selection of soups, but I always tend to order the same thing – their Wild Mushroom Bisque. Sadly, I have moved outside of the radius of any Zupa’s locations… so I had

01 Mar 2014
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pumpkin coconut curry

Okay, two things: I love pumpkin, and I love curry. Every time I go to a Thai restaurant and pumpkin curry is an option, I order it. And it’s always an amazing experience. However, it’s not always an option at every Thai restaurant… so I decided to give it a try myself.      

25 Nov 2012
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pumpkin better than… trifle

This cake is amazing. So amazing, we need to compare it to something equally amazing. My parents didn’t like us saying the “S” word… so my mom calls it “Better than Robert Redford” cake or “Better than Brad Pitt” cake… I think I would probably call it the “Better than Ryan Gosling” cake. I think that

19 Nov 2012
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greek yogurt ranch dip

Did I ever mention that I’m not a huge fan of vegetables? I’ve definitely learned to love them more as I’ve gotten older, but I still don’t just get excited about them. Unless they’re drenched in something like cheese, butter, or ranch dressing. So, today, I tried out a new snack. Instead of pulling out

06 Nov 2012
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3-ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Who doesn’t LOVE pumpkin chocolate chip cookies? I know I’m not that person. Really, I love pumpkin ANYthing… but there’s something about the delicious combo of semisweet chocolate and gooey pumpkin that I simply can’t resist. I wanted to make some the other day, and realized I didn’t have flour. Bummer. But, I had cake

02 Nov 2012
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roasted garlic & lemon broccoli

So, I’ve never been a big vegetable eater. I know I’m supposed to eat them, so I do, but I have a hard time enjoying them. I’ve really never been a broccoli fan. Until now. I found this recipe at The Amateur Gourmet, and it is AAA-MAZ-ING. I’ve also seen it called “The Best Broccoli

30 Oct 2012
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quinoa shrimp salad

I enjoyed the last quinoa dish (Quinoa Burrito Bowls) so much, that I just had to try another one. This one is somewhat similar to the last, but it definitely has a different kick. Nothin’ like healthy food that actually tastes good!   5 from 1 reviews quinoa shrimp salad   Save Print Cook time

25 Oct 2012
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